ENTERPRISE 5 NNW, ALABAMA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

From Year=1966 To Year=2012
Station:(012675) ENTERPRISE 5 NNW
Averages Daily Extremes
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 274 319 571 760 991 1155 1253 1234 1081 822 534 370 9366
40 S 274 594 1165 1925 2916 4071 5324 6558 7639 8461 8995 9366 9366
45 M 169 210 424 610 836 1005 1098 1079 931 667 393 245 7668
45 S 169 379 804 1414 2250 3255 4353 5432 6364 7030 7423 7668 7668
50 M 91 124 289 462 681 855 943 924 781 513 265 147 6075
50 S 91 215 504 966 1647 2502 3445 4369 5150 5663 5928 6075 6075
55 M 41 62 174 321 526 705 788 769 631 362 158 78 4615
55 S 41 103 277 597 1123 1828 2617 3386 4017 4379 4537 4615 4615
60 M 14 24 86 193 373 555 633 614 482 225 78 34 3310
60 S 14 38 123 316 689 1244 1877 2491 2973 3198 3276 3310 3310
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 154 188 346 485 668 796 867 859 743 531 324 217 6178
50 S 154 342 688 1173 1841 2638 3505 4363 5107 5638 5962 6178 6178
Derived form the 1966-2012 Data
M = Monthly Data
S - Running sum of monthly data.
Growing Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the daily average temperature and the base temperature. (Daily Ave. Temp. - Base Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is above the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 95 and the low temperature was 51, the base 60 heating degree day units is ((95 + 51) / 2) - 60 = 13. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
Corn Growing Degree Day units have the limitations that the maximum daily temperatures greater than 86 F are set to 86 F and minimums less than 50 F are set to 50 F.
Table updated on May 22,
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

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